Cubase 6.5 Trial Now Available (Free Download)

Apr. 19, 2012 3:59 PM ET
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Steinberg has announced that Cubase 6.5 and Cubase Elements 6 are now available as free trial versions. The trials come with the same range of functionality as the full versions, including all instruments, effects and sounds and also may be used without limitations for 30 days.

Steinberg Cubase 6.5 New Features at a glance

New synths on the block

  • Phat, phresh and phunky

Ideal for creating fat and funky lead and bass sounds, Retrologue offers those old-school analog synth sounds and biting sonic blocks. Grab your keyboard and start creating memorable hooks with its two multi-oscillators featuring up to eight detunable voices each, plus an earth-shattering suband noise-oscillator.

  • Out-of-this-world atmospheres

Straight from the Steinberg sound lab, Padshop boasts granular synthesis at its finest to create fantastic-sounding spheres and dramatically moving textures which evolve over time. Fasten your safety strap, tweak the knobs and get ready to expand your universe.

Supersonic sidekicks

  • Filling the floors

DJ-EQ is an easy-to-use three-band equalizer with the typical kill switches you find on professional DJ mixers. It was specially made to recreate the atmosphere of a live floor performance right in your studio.

  • Create your own blend

Filtering is an art all its own and we just cultivated it: the new MorphFilter effect brings the superior filter types of Steinberg's HALion 4 sound creation system to Cubase. MorphFilter allows you to blend between the classic low, high and band-pass filters heard on countless records.

  • More insane tones for your guitar

The VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite now features a maximizer and limiter as new stomp box effects, as well as level meters and brand-new classic and signature presets crafted by world-class guitarists from bands the likes of Meshuggah, Emperor, and Accept.

One step closer to perfection

  • Comp as you are

Cubase's already impressive lane comping system just got better! Tailored closely to the requests of our professional users, we optimized the comping workflow by introducing a dedicated Comp tool. Handy click-and-drag features give you the results you want in a more intuitive and faster way.

  • Warp this way

Cubase 6.5 fuses the hitpoint and AudioWarp system and embeds warp quantizing directly into the dedicated quantize panel. By creating warp markers straight from hitpoints, single audio loops or the entire arrangement can be nondestructively quantized with a single mouse click. Lock those grooves together!

Intercommunication 2.0

  • Connect to the cloud

Upload sounds and mixes directly from Cubase to your SoundCloud account, and share your original music with your social networks. Collaborate and distribute within the cloud and bask in the spotlight!

  • Size does matter

Cubase 6.5 now integrates the lossless FLAC audio compression codec throughout the application. Import and export FLAC files in a breeze and save up to 60% disk space when recording audio tracks in real time using the FLAC format!

  • ReWire 64-bit support

Cubase 6.5 now connects your favorite ReWire client applications in a pure 64-bit environment under Windows and Mac OS X!

  • Ni hao ma?

Cubase 6.5 is the first Cubase version ever to provide the entire user interface in simplified Chinese. We welcome our Chinese-speaking friends around the world!

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